I am a 50-year-old mother of 3 and I have a grandson. I have also been married to my husband for 29 years, Before I truly understood that I needed Jesus Christ to take away my sins I lived my life relying on myself, believing that the things and people of this world were all that I needed. My life has been filled with trials and tribulations that I thought I could handle or should handle. I relied on myself and no one else. My husband and I have nearly divorced on numerous occasions. We have suffered through financial and emotional stresses that had damaged our relationship.
I received Christ as my Lord and Savior during a difficult season in my life. About 2 years ago I was on stress leave at work and felt like everything was spinning out of control in my life. I suffered anxiety attacks and depression. My daughter had been inviting me to attend service at HDC for a while and I had gone to my grandsons’ dedication ceremony but wasn’t fully invested. I grew up a non-practicing Catholic but never knew or had a relationship with Jesus Christ. During this season my daughter invited me to service again and I went. I cried during worship, I cried hearing the message but upon hearing the ABC’s I felt overwhelmed by what I believe was the Holy Spirit, and I prayed and cried because I finally understood that Christ is all I need and I admitted I am a sinner. I believe in Jesus Christ and I choose to follow Him.
My life since then has been amazing, I no longer need to control everything, I don’t have the stress, anxiety or depression I once had. I trust in the Lord because I know he will take care of my needs and the needs of my Oikos. I am excited to grow in my relationship with Jesus and am serving my community. I know I have a purpose and that I am loved.